Agrippina the Elder


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Noun1.Agrippina the Elder - granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)Agrippina the Elder - granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)
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L'Hoir (1994, 12) attributes the suspicion aroused by Agrippina's behavior to Tacitus rather than Tiberius: "Agrippina the Elder, like Boudicca, is a dux femina, as Tacitus insinuates in the opaque mutterings of Tiberius, who appreciates the redundancy of an imperator when a woman takes charge of the army." (21) The context of the passage, however, which focuses squarely on Tiberius's suspicion and fear of Agrippina, argues for another possible interpretation: that Tacitus imagines and depicts but does not necessarily agree with Tiberius's troubled musings.
"Agrippina the Elder: A Woman in a Man's World." Historia 49.3: 341-57.